The Bored Horse

By Thord D. Hedengren

The Bored Horse🐴 — This is #2



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Thord D. Hedengren
Thord D. Hedengren
Another week, another newsletter. I’m in a bit of a rush this morning, though, trying to get a drop-in appointment for the third jab, so you’ll have to excuse the brief intro to this one.
I do want to take the opportunity to thank you all for your nice words about the first issue, and a special thank you to the RE:THORD subscribers that are sticking with me in the Bored Horse experiment.

This week's Bored Horse updates
True to form, I’ve got four posts on Bored Horse for you to read. I’m posting daily, Monday-Thursday, and then this newsletter hits on Friday. That’s the plan, for now, at least.
Blogging on Substack
That last one might be a bit redundant, if you read the previous issue of this newsletter. 🤔
My girl makes the best poached eggs
My girl makes the best poached eggs
It’s not all about me, is it? Here are some things I’ve read, and enjoyed, one way or another, this week.
🗣 Om Malik wonders if we can ever get over social media. It’s scary, because he might be on to something here.
7️⃣ Seven types of rest? I don’t know, and I usually don’t go for pieces like this, but there was something that resonate. Getting enough rest is hard, so maybe you can find something here that helps.
🎙Want to share a link with me? That’s what Twitter’s for, just hit me up, and it might get featured here. Matt Waller is seemingly the first person to build and release an app to the App Store using his iPad Pro and Swift Playgrounds. I did an interview with Matt over at Switch to iPad.
3️⃣ Web3 and crypto is almost as hyped as the metaverse, but the backlash is coming, and rightly so. Stephen Diehl nails it.
🤨 Speaking or crypto, Signal is allowing it now, and ecommerce platform Shopify lets you sell NFTs. To top it off, Norton Antivirus has a crypto miner now, although not activated by default, they say. All this is oh so bleak.
⌨️ A funky looking keyboard that lets you type faster, have we heard that one before? For sure, but this does look interesting.
Speaking of which, Matt Gemmell is on a keyboard optimization journey:
Matt Gemmell
Today in Matt’s insufferable keyboard chat: I’ve gone down to 34 keys (from 42).
😶 Hit sensation Wordle (nope, not playing it) sparked a ton of clones on the various app stores, and Apple got a ton of flak for allowing it, obviously. Well, they’re (mostly) gone, so that’s good.
Except for this one, it seems, by Steven Cravotta. It’s not a clone, though, but a five year old game with the same name. Hell of a story, one of those dreaded Twitter 🧵s, I’m afraid.
Here’s how a mobile game I built 5 years ago suddenly got blown up by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Jimmy Fallon.

Want to share a link with me? That’s what Twitter’s for, just hit me up, and it might get featured here.
Behind the scenes
…is probably a better heading than devnotes, that I went with last issue. Especially weeks like this, when I’ve done no design nor development on Bored Horse whatsoever. If you want to follow that journey is semi-realtime, check out the changelog.
Anyway, that’s all for this week. I hope you enjoyed this issue, and as always, let me know what you think, either by hitting reply to this email, or by tweeting to @tdh.
Until next time, take care.
— Thord D. Hedengren ⚡
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